Signal-Return’s First Earth Day Paper Fair
Wednesday April 22 | 4 – 8 pm
Signal-Return is sponsoring a free open house for designers, artists, advertising agencies, students and printers. We’ve invited representatives from French and Neenah paper mills and Legion Papers to join us to share their products with the Detroit creative community. In this ever more digitally dependent culture, an important place is reserved for paper, designing for paper and printing on paper. Earth Day reminds us of the importance of our sustainability as a community and earth friendly papers and sustainable production methods will be featured. Our letterpress printing colleagues Behrman Printing, Berci Letterpress, and KTD Communications Group will also be present. SI Rollers will also have a company representative here.
Signal-Return’s team will be printing on examples of papers provided by French, Neenah and Legion for and during the event. Megan Heeres, Detroit artist, will be here to demonstrate papermaking.
Join us for information, demonstrations and light refreshments.
French Paper was founded in 1871 in Niles, Michigan. It is a family owned business led now by the sixth generation. Along with their excellent papers, the Mill is known for their commitment to environmental issues. Brian French will be available during the event to tell you more about his family’s company and what they do.
Neenah Paper was founded in Neenah, Wisconsin in 1873. Among their offerings are recycled papers that reduce the solid waste disposal and lessen landfill dependency. Brands include Crane’s Lettra and Classic Laid. Ellen Shook will be available to let you know more about Neenah’s full line of letterpress papers.
Legion Paper represents paper mills from 16 countries. Their offerings range from European to Asian to American made papers. Norm Stewart, of Stewart and Stewart, has been a Legion representative for metro Detroit artists for over 20 years.